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Lord Street, Southport, Merseyside, PR8 1DB
  • Telephone 01704 533333
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  • Website www.theatkinson.co.uk
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Absolute Bowie

Absolute Bowie

'Europe's premier Bowie tribute band', endorsed by Bowie drummer Woody Woodmansey.

Sat 19 May

£20.35

Adventures in Egypt: Mrs Goodison and Other Travellers

A unique exhibition combining objects from Mrs Goodison’s collection with masterpieces from UK and international collections.

Sat 31 Mar

£5 (Children £3)

Sun 1 Apr

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Anita Young Painted Feather Studio

Anita Young is a painter of the natural world based in Cheshire, England.

Anita’s work is influenced first and foremost by her deep love of nature. Specialising in wildlife, she celebrates the beauty of the natural world through the medium of pastel, focusing primarily upon mammals and birds. Her aim is to depict the essence and the spirit, as well as the visual reality, of her subject in as fine a detail as her chosen medium will allow. Anita’s lifelong interest in natural history, animal behaviour, world cultures, folklore and philosophy all combine to strongly inform her choice of painting themes.

You can join Anita fora live demo of her work in support of Freshfields Animals Rescue

Anita Young’s website

Image is ***The Babysitter***

Have you visited our Why Look at Animals exhibition?

Wed 7 Feb
Learning Room 3

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 31 Mar

£5 (Children £3)

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Beauty and The Beast

Join the NODA award winning All Souls Dramatic Club as they present their modern family pantomime ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ This classic tale will be spectacularly brought to life with an abundance of sensational song and dance numbers, heaps of comedy, fabulous costumes and incredible special effects.

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Show Times

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Thursday 11 January, 7.30pm (ALL TICKETS £10*)

Saturday 13 January, 2pm & 7.30pm

Sunday 14 January, 2pm

Thursday 18 January, 7.30pm (ALL TICKETS £10*)

Friday 19 January, 7.30pm

Saturday 20 January, 2pm & 7.30pm

Sunday 18 January, 11.30am & 4.30pm

Tickets only £10* on Thursday 11 & Thursday 18 January, all other dates tickets are £12* adults / £10* under 16’s

*subject to a booking fee

Please note: Rows W & X are distracted/restricted view due to the position of the sound desk/monitors, please take this into consideration when making your booking online as there are no refunds.

Thu 11 Jan

£10–£12

Sat 13 Jan

£10–£12

Sun 14 Jan

£10–£12

Thu 18 Jan

£10–£12

Fri 19 Jan

£10–£12

Sat 20 Jan

£10–£12

Sun 21 Jan

£10–£12

Carl Hutchinson Live

Uniquely stubborn, outright impractical and undeniably hilarious, Carl Hutchinson heads back to Southport for an evening of laughter following his hilarious support act for Chris Ramsey’s tour All Growed Up.

The Geordie comic has been crowned the Magners Pub Comedian of the Year and the winner of the Beat the Frog World Series competition. He also reached the final of So You Think You’re Funny? and been nominated for the Leicester Mercury Comedian of the Year Award.

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Watch Carl on The Chris Ramsey Show

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Sat 16 Dec
Studio

£8 (Children £6)

Chris Difford & Boo Hewerdine

As a member of one of London’s best-loved bands, Squeeze co-founder *Chris Difford *has made a lasting contribution to English music with hits such as Cool For Cats, Up The Junction, Labelled With Love, Hourglass, and Tempted.

Chris has helped soundtrack so many fans’ lives since his first release in 1977, and his passion for innovation and love of playing still drives him to carry on writing today. Joining Chris is Boo Hewerdine, singer-songwriter and driving force behind The Bible. Together, this duo create an excellent musical collaboration.

These hugely talented, fantastically diverse artists will provide an evening of pure entertainment.

Boo Hewerdine website

Chris Difford website

Sat 24 Mar

£18

Christmas at The Atkinson

Join us for the festive season as we celebrate the countdown to Christmas!

Starting on Sunday 19 November with the Southport Christmas Light Switch On taking place in and around Lord Street from 12pm! The Atkinson will have lots of free arts and crafts in the Art Box, Children’s Library and foyer as well as having the Museum, Egyptology Gallery and exhibitions all open!

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Christmas Presents …..

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Come and see our beautiful shop full of handmade gifts and one-off pieces of jewellery – not available on the high street.

Image: Paula Bolton Jewellrey

Tickets to our events make great gifts or why not let them deceide and simply give them gift vouchers! Please talk to our friendly team about what you are looking for and for what budget this Christmas. We have something for everyone of all ages.

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Fairs

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Christmas Vintage ">Family

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Southport Strings Sat 16 ">Elf (PG) Sun 19 November, 2.30pm

Lily and the Little Snow Bear Sat 9 December, 2.30pm

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The Night Before Christmas Wed 13 – Sun 17 December, times vary

Schools and public performances available. If you are a school, please call Box Office on 01704 533333 or email boxoffice@theatkinson.co.uk with a name and contact number and we will call you back to confirm your booking.

Polar Express PG Thu 21 December, 2.30pm

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Music

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The Stumble Sat 25 November, 8pm

Steeleye Span in Concert Sat 2 December, 7.30pm

Grateful Fred’s at The Atkinson present: The Way Down Wanderers Wed 6 December, 7.30pm

Belshazzar’s Feast Thu 7 December, 7.30pm

Rebecca Downes Fri 8 December, 8pm

John Bramwell: Leave Alone The Empty Spaces Sat 9 December, 8pm

John Bramwell embarks on his city tour this autumn with his new album Leave Alone the Empty Spaces

The Albion Christmas Band Sat 16 December, 7.30pm

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Theatre

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A Christmas Carol Fri 8 December, 1pm ">Christmas Gothic Thu 14 December, 7.30pm

Rebecca Vaughan dressed as Victorian storyteller.

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Comedy

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Justin Moorhouse: People ">Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit Wed 20 December, 8pm

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Film

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It’s a Wonderful Life Mon 12 December, 2pm ">Talks

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At Home with Anne & Henry

Wed 6 December, 7pm

Talk by Lucy the Tudor, Costume talk with Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, (Tudor snacks will be available)

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Merry Christmas from everyone here at The Atkinson!

Sat 2 Dec

£22.50

Climb that Tree

Climb that Tree

Musical family show from award-winning songwriter and musician David Gibb.

Sat 2 Dec

£22.50

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Comedy Club 4 Kids

Top comedians play to the toughest crowd: kids. And they have to keep it clean.

Sat 16 Dec
Studio

£8 (Children £6)

Construction Club

For young inventors, creators and builders! Drop in and play with our supply of Lego.

Ages 5+ (children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult)

Fri 8 Dec

£15 (£10)

Daliso Chaponda: What the African Said

Having been born in Canada, raised in South Africa and then moving to the UK, Chaponda is able to blend a world of cultural influences and observations in to his stand-up material, which saw him achieve third place Britain's Got Talent in 2017.

Sat 16 Dec
Studio

£8 (Children £6)

Darkside: The Pink Floyd Show

Darkside, The Pink Floyd Show, is a tribute to the music of Britain’s greatest progressive rock band. After 13 years of touring, playing at theatres across the UK, Darkside return to The Atkinson, Southport with the ‘You Gotta Be Crazy’ tour. Seven musicians will deliver a show with empathy and passion playing tracks from Pink Floyd’s massive back-catalogue, from the early magical days of founder Syd Barrett through to later iconic albums, renowned for their complex structures, such as Dark Side of The Moon. The emphasis will be on replicating the experience of Pink Floyd live on stage which many believe was Floyd at their very best. Faye Brookes takes on the role of Clare Torry, who performed Great Gig in the Sky on the original 1973 Pink Floyd album Dark Side of the Moon, recreating this unique enigmatic vocal with its extra-terrestrial soundscape which has been leaving audiences enthralled.

As would be expected, the show incorporates a spectacular and dramatic laser light show and evocative images and animated sequences projected on a circular screen, which were key features of Pink Floyd’s live performances.

Sat 5 May

£18

Dave Johns, Pierre Hollins & Jonny Pelham

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A stand up comic since 1989, Dave Johns plays all the major comedy clubs in the UK and comedy festivals world wide. He has also appeared regularly at the Kilkenny Comedy Festival, in Ireland, Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal 2001, the Adelaide Fringe and Melbourne Comedy Festival. He has worked on stage in the Middle East, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Johannesburg, Sydney, New York, Amsterdam and the Arctic.

He is also a scriptwriter whose credits include the stage adaptation of the Stephen King novel ‘The Shawshank Redemption’ co-written with Owen O’Neill. He has acted on the west end stage with Christian Slater in the stage play ‘One Flew Over The Cuckoos Nest’ also ‘Twelve Angry Men’ at the Assembly Theatre, Edinburgh festival and The Odd Couple with Bill Bailey and Alan Davies at the Assembly Theatre, Edinburgh.

As an inventive, exciting and extremely funny comedian he has won applause from his audiences, respect from his fellow comics and rave reviews from the critics.

From the sublime, to genius, to hilarious uproar in the blink of an eye – extremely entertaining” ***The Guardian*

“Sense of fun that most comics can only dream about” ***The Scotsman*

He is probably one of the funniest comics you’ve never heard of … He is the real deal… ” Sean Lock

The guitar posturing, electric tennis racket playing chameleon of comedy, Pierre Hollins has spent years crafting his laugh out loud sets and has been an audience favourite on the comedy circuit for many years. He has a stage presence and delivery style that is the envy of many of his peers and he still appears as fresh today as the day he started.

He has headlined at clubs throughout the UK, Europe, The Middle East and Asia and also has numerous TV writing experiences such as for Bodger and Badger (CBBC) and Waking Up With Winona (Disney Channel). Appearing alongside many a comedy legend in his time such as Alixei Sayle, Hugh Lorrie and Stephen Fry. This compelling act has to be seen to understand just how funny it is!!!

Often cited as the unsung hero for comedy, the gods bow down at Hollins’ guitar hero feet and after you’ve seen him you will too so be prepared for this comedy veteran to hit you with some effortlessly flippant rock and roll comedy.

A must see”The Guardian

Don’t miss this true professional at work. Bloody funny” – Time Out

Hugely talented, hugely experienced, comedy maestro” – ***KOMEDIA*

Jonny Pelham is a multi-nominated and award winning act and is highly regarded in the comedy industry as one to watch. He was the Judges’ Choice in the BBC Radio New Comedy Awards and he has that special comedic ‘x factor’ of originality and funny bones and as result is making waves all over the UK.

With two critically acclaimed solo shows under his belt, Before and After (2015) and Fool’s Paradise (2016) Jonny has a number of up-coming television projects in the pipe-line, including a presenting debut and bookings to write across a number of television projects. This August Jonny will take his hotly anticipated 3rd solo show, Just Shout Louder to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

* ***“The laughs are explosive” – Chortle

Sat 16 Dec
Studio

£8 (Children £6)

Dave Spikey: Juggling on a Motorbike

Dave had been working in the NHS for 19 years as a Biomedical Scientist when in 1987 someone uttered the immortal words, “You’re really funny, you should be a comedian” and for some reason, he took them seriously!!

Months later he won the talent show Stairway to the Stars with a routine about a juggler on a motorbike.

Celebrating the 30th anniversary of his comedy career, Dave looks back on his journey from working class kid to Chief Biomedical Scientist to comedy performer / writer via Phoenix Nights, Eight out of Ten Cats, Bullseye, Dead Man Weds, Magnolia, The Royal Variety Show and Parkinson.

He often reflects that maybe none of this would have happened and he might still be looking down his microscope today if it wasn’t for the juggler on the motorbike!

What do you call a comedian with perfect comedy timing? ★★★★★ Public Reviews

“Not only a very funny accomplished comedian, but one of the finest raconteurs around” Time Out


Sat 16 Dec
Studio

£8 (Children £6)

David Baddiel: Fame: Not The Musical

David Baddiel - Fame: Not the Musical

It's been a whopping 15 years since David's last stand-up show, so tonight he's exploring the different ways he's perceived: whether it's token Jew, new lad or comedy rock'n'roller.

Sat 17 Mar

£25.50

David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom

David Baddiel: My Family: Not The Sitcom

An irreverent portrait of family life, memory, ageing, infidelity and gay cats.

Sat 16 Dec
Studio

£8 (Children £6)

Sat 17 Mar

£28.56

Disgusting Rhymes for Revolting Children

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Kidsfest 2018!

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A new time of year but still the same amount of family fun! Kidsfest is now taking place in Feb half term – so get ready for a jam-packed week of adventures.

***Jay Foreman*** is an award winning musical comedian whose songs have been heard on BBC Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, The One Show, London Live TV and Dave Gorman’s UK/Ireland tour. Jay provides a devilishly cheeky hour of songs, poems and comedy for children of all ages in this family friendly show which regularly sells out its entire runs at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

Sat 2 Dec

£22.50

Disgusting Songs for Revolting Children

Jay Foreman is an award winning musical comedian whose songs have been heard on BBC Radio 4, Radio 4 Extra, The One Show, London Live TV and Dave Gorman’s UK/Ireland tour. Jay provides a devilishly cheeky hour of songs, poems and comedy for children of all ages in this family-friendly show which regularly sells out at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

‘With dark humour and wordplay reminiscent of Roald Dahl, he should more often than not grab the attention of even the most reluctant child’ BroadwayBaby.com

Mon 12 Feb
Studio

£8 (Children £6)

Dog's Don't Do Ballet

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Kidsfest 2018!

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A new time of year but still the same amount of family fun! Kidsfest is now taking place in Feb half term – so get ready for a jam-packed week of adventures.

The funny tale of a little dog with a very big dream! Biff is not like other dogs. He doesn’t do dog stuff like weeing on lampposts, or scratching his fleas, or drinking out of the toilet. No, Biff likes moonlight and music and walking on his tiptoes.

You see, Biff doesn’t think he’s a dog. He thinks he’s a ballerina! Based on the award winning children’s book by Anna Kemp and Sara Ogilvie, this fabulous feel good show features music, songs, handcrafted puppets and Biff, the ballet dancing dog!

Brought to the stage by acclaimed Little Blue Monster Productions, this happy, funny tale will have you laughing out loud and dancing in the aisles. The perfect treat for little pups aged 3+ and their grown ups.

Wed 14 Feb

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Easter Bunny's Eggs Factor

From the team behind Marty MacDonald’s Farm and Santa’s Christmas Wish comes the most chocolatey Easter show ever…

Everyone is excited about the Easter Bunny’s singing competition – but who will Fluffy think has got The Eggs Factor?

Marty MacDonald, Henrietta the Hen and Professor Pinky are all going to enter, but can’t choose which song to sing… can you help them practice and see if YOU have The Eggs Factor too?

The prize is an exciting visit to the hidden Chocolate Factory – and a special chocolate treat from the Easter Bunny himself!

Come and join the fun, songs and laughter down at the Chocolate Factory in…Easter Bunny’s Eggs Factor- then meet the Easter Bunny afterwards and receive a special Easter treat!

Songs include children’s favourites Old MacDonald Had A Farm, Wheels On The Bus, The Grand Old Duke Of York, The Hokey Cokey, I Am The Music Man, Jack And Jill, Here We Go Round The Mulberry Bush and more!

Easter Bunny’s Eggs Factor is a family show particularly suitable for 2-7 year olds and lasts for 40 minutes, followed by our popular meet, greet and treat with the Easter Bunny himself – including a free Easter treat for every child!

Fri 30 Mar
Studio

£9.50

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

Ed Byrne: Spoiler Alert

Stand-up comedy from the Mock The Week regular.

Sat 28 Apr

£24

Elf

Elf
  • 2003
  • US
  • 1h 36min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Jon Favreau
  • Written by: David Berenbaum
  • Cast: Will Ferrell, Bob Newhart, Ed Asner, James Caan, Zooey Deschanel, Mary Steenburgen

Buddy (Ferrell) is a big Elf who, though accepted in his Elvish community at the North Pole, manages to wreak havoc on a daily basis. Fed up and confused by his charge, Papa Elf (Bob Newhart) sends him to the US in search of his true identity. Hilarious and puerile Yuletide comedy from the star of Swingers.

Fri 8 Dec

£15 (£10)

Embrace of the Serpent (El abrazo de la serpiente)

Embrace of the Serpent
  • 2015
  • Colombia/Venezuela/Argentina
  • 2h 5min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Ciro Guerra
  • Cast: Nilbio Torres, Jan Bijvoet, Antonio Bolivar

The story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

Thu 21 Dec

£3

Fairytales Gone Bad – Zombie-rella and Blood-red Hood

Fairytales Gone Bad – Zombie-rella and Blood-red Hood

Hear the true stories behind the happily-ever-afters. Cinderella dies, becomes a zombie and falls in love with a vampire prince while Little Red Riding Hood is a wolf-hunter, who never leaves her home without her shield, axe and blood stained cloak.

Fri 8 Dec

£15 (£10)

Feast of Fiddles

Feast of Fiddles is a musical extravaganza covering almost every genre and involving quite a few fiddles! It’s not just folk, it’s not just fiddles it’s an entertainment.

25 Years and still going strong and every friend and guest dragged along an immediate convert. If you love live music, come to the feast – you won’t be disappointed!

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Take a listen here

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“Absolutely awesome!”Sue Marchant, BBC East

“Crabtree pumps his melodeon as if powering his own heartbeat and every violinist fiddles frantically – impressive high energy stuff!”Manchester Confidential

“The best fiddle players of a generation” – fRoots

Feast of Fiddles website

Sat 2 Dec

£22.50

Flag for TheAtkinson Workshop

#FlagforTheAtkinson

Design and make your own flag, perfect for all ages with no experience necessary, just bring your imagination and ideas. Elise & Mary will help you make a flag to take home and also help you create a design for The Atkinson to be submitted to the projects #FlagforTheAtkinson design competition.

Part of the Located: Southport exhibition Facebook: @locateyourself & @LastStationArt Twitter: @__located @laststation121 Instagram : @last_station121 www.eliseandmary.co.uk

Follow us on – twitter: @__located

Facebook: Last Station. located&dislocate

instagram: last_station121

website: www.eliseandmary.co.uk

Sat 31 Mar

£5 (Children £3)

Sun 1 Apr

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£5 (Children £3)

Tue 12 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Wed 13 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Thu 14 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Fri 15 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Sat 16 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Mon 18 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Tue 19 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Wed 20 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Thu 21 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Fri 22 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Sat 23 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Mon 25 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Tue 26 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Wed 27 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Thu 28 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Fri 29 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Sat 30 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Mon 2 Jul

£5 (Children £3)

Tue 3 Jul

£5 (Children £3)

Wed 4 Jul

£5 (Children £3)

Thu 5 Jul

£5 (Children £3)

Fri 6 Jul

£5 (Children £3)

Sat 7 Jul

£5 (Children £3)

The Gingerbread Man

★★★★

Imagine being born in an oven and the first person you meet wants to dunk you in his tea!

Come and see the adventure of the deliciously smelling Gingerbread Man who finds his feet fast and sets off on the journey of a lifetime!

Up and down and into town our Gingerbread Man must use his wits to escape anyone who finds him tasty. Is he faster than a Goose? Can he cross a river using a Fox as a raft? Are Gingerbread Men allowed on trains?

Come and join in his epic quest and meet the bravest biscuit of all times!

Stuff and Nonsense apply their usual brilliance with a mix of puppetry, live action, great music, humour and a stunning staging in this exciting and pacey retelling of this well-loved classic tale. Suitable for families of all ages, even if you are three or eighty-three! No scary bits – just don’t turn up hungry! Now run, run, as fast as you can, you need to get tickets to catch this Gingerbread Man!

Running time 60 mins

Ages 3 – 10

Fri 8 Dec

£15 (£10)

Giovanni Pernice - Born to Win

Strictly Come Dancing professional, Giovanni Pernice, will be heading back out on tour in 2018, after a sell out tour in 2017.

Giovanni will be joined by seven more world class professionals. The show is produced once more by Strictly Theatre Co and choreographed by Strictly Come Dancing’s creative director Jason Gilkison.

Get ready for glitzy costumes, amazing routines and another beautiful story – headlined by Giovanni. Expect even more energy, even more passion, and even more heat.

★★★★★ “Not just smouldering… Absolutely scorching.” *

VIP Ticket limited to 36 and includes pre show meet & greet with Giovanni and a signed print. Please note the meet and greet is at 6pm for 30 minutes.

Giovanni was born in Sicily, and decided from a young age that he wanted to take up dance lessons. At the age of 14, he moved to Bologna to concentrate on dance and to be taught by some of the best teachers in the world.

Though his greatest achievement to date is winning the Italian Championships in 2012, Giovanni has competed in numerous international dance competitions since first competing as an adult in 2008. From Moscow to Malta and from Belgrade to Belgium, these competitions have taken Giovanni all over Europe and seen him compete at the highest level for the last seven years.

Giovanni’s favourite dance style is the jive as he feels it reflects his cheeky character. Cheeky? Giovanni? Surely not…!

Zone 1 £28 /£26 concessions

Zone 2 £26 / £24 concessions

VIP £50 – limited to 36 and includes pre-show meet & greet with Giovanni and a signed print

Artist facebook account

Sat 12 May

£26–£28 (£24–£26)

Gleason

Gleason
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 50min
  • Directed by: Clay Tweel

Documentary about New Orleans Saints star defensive back Steve Gleason after he was diagnosed with ALS.

Thu 21 Dec

£3

Going Going Gone

Murder Mystery evenings allow you to put your investigative skills to the test and enjoy an evening of murder, mystery and intrigue, courtesy of Murder Mystery Productions. The story of ‘Going Going Gone’ will unfold during dinner and it will be up to you to work out “whodunnit” by questioning the characters and examining the clues. The evenings are great fun, but, be warned, they sell out frighteningly fast!

Price includes a two course buffet and free glass of wine.

Show starts at 7.30pm there will be a break at 9pm which is when both courses of the buffet will be served.

Sat 31 Mar
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Hell or High Water

Hell or High Water
  • 2016
  • US
  • 1h 42min
  • 15
  • Directed by: David Mackenzie
  • Cast: Jeff Bridges, Ben Foster, Chris Pine, Gil Birmingham

Career criminal Tanner (Foster) and his taciturn brother Toby (Pine) rob banks across Texas, pursued by gruff Texas Ranger Marcus (Bridges) and his partner Alberto (Birmingham). A winning combination of Heat-style action, social commentary and character comedy, with a sensational cast and an aching heart.

Thu 21 Dec

£3

Hidden Figures

Hidden Figures
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 7min
  • PG
  • Directed by: Theodore Melfi
  • Cast: Taraji P Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe

The true story of the African-American women who provided NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch its first successful space missions, despite institutionalised segregation in the workplace. The leads are wonderful and it’s an inspiring story about collective triumph.

Thu 21 Dec

£3

Holy Moly & The Crackers

Holy Moly & The Crackers

Gypsy folk-rock sextet from Newcastle.

Sat 10 Feb
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

I, Daniel Blake

I, Daniel Blake
  • 2016
  • UK/France
  • 1h 40min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Ken Loach
  • Cast: Dave Johns, Hayley Squires

Newly widowed Newcastle joiner Daniel (Johns) has worked all his life, but when his doctor tells him that his heart condition means he can't work, the welfare system disagrees. Familiar territory for Loach and screenwriter Laverty but despite unapologetic heartstring-tugging, the subject – the system's intrinsic cruelty and unfairness – is sadly more relevant than ever.

Thu 21 Dec

£3

It's A Wonderful Life

It's A Wonderful Life
  • 1946
  • US
  • 2h 9min
  • U
  • Directed by: Frank Capra
  • Cast: James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore, Henry Travers

Small-town boy Stewart runs into financial difficulties and is on the brink of suicide when an elderly angel descends to earth to show him all the good his life has done for those around him. Archetypal Capra sentimentality with a superbly detailed fantasy framework and one of Stewart's most lovable performances. One to warm even the most glacial heart.

Mon 11 Dec

£4

Thu 14 Dec

£4

James Campbell: The Hilarious Funny World of…

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Kidsfest 2018!

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A new time of year but still the same amount of family fun! Kidsfest is now taking place in Feb half term – so get ready for a jam-packed week of adventures.

A stand-up comedy show for children over 6, their parents and anyone who likes comedy without the rude words.

Hold onto your socks, take the banana out of your ears and enjoy the best comedy for kids from the man who invented it. James’ show will find The Hilariously Funny Things about everything including pets, couscous, spaniels, making your own yoghurt, bees, why we have hair and will answer questions such as:

“ Do Sausage Dogs eat sausages? Or do they just look at them and say, “I’m not eating that – it looks like my grannie.”

James Campbell also writes the hilarious Boyface books; has appeared on TV programmes such as Blue Peter and has performed at the Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, on Broadway and the West End and even a tiny tent on the back of a hamster.

Bloomsbury Publishing will be publishing new books from James in 2018: the first in his new book series “ The Hilariously Funny World Of…” and his childrens creative writing book “Write Your Own Book” with both be released in the first half of 2018.

“My seven-year-old was howling with laughter and so was I.” – The Daily Mail

“ I should have given him six stars – just too brilliant “ – The Sunday Herald

Ages 6+

Running time 60 mins (no interval)

Fri 8 Dec

£15 (£10)

John Bramwell

John Bramwell

Acoustic show from the I Am Kloot frontman.

Sat 9 Dec
Studio

£22

Julie Felix

Julie Felix has been touring worldwide for nearly five decades and celebrated her 75th birthday with a Gemini Concert in London’s Leicester Square Theatre. We can now welcome her to The Atkinson for a very special evening. Those who have seen her at previous Friends of Folk gigs will know that she has lost none of her stage presence and natural talent to entertain. Whatever your age it will be an evening all will enjoy, whether you attend to see the artist you heard sing over the decades or if you are totally new to Julie’s music. It will be a night when you go home with a smile on your face and perhaps one or two thoughts about our world.

Julie’s musical CV spans innovative TV, which included a weekly spot on the ground-breaking Frost Report. In 2011 Julie sang at Sir David Frost’s 70th birthday party, where her rousing performance of ‘Forever Young’ had all the guests from the worlds of royalty, politics and entertainment, on their feet and singing along. Julie also had her own BBC TV show and introduced the then unknown Leonard Cohen to European audiences. Her show featured Spike Milligan, Dusty Springfield, The Four Tops, Tim Buckley, The Kinks, The Bee Gees and many more.

Julie Felix

Thu 22 Mar
Studio

£15

Julieta

Julieta
  • 2016
  • Spain
  • 1h 36min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Pedro Almodóvar
  • Cast: Emma Suárez, Adriana Ugarte, Inma Cuesta

When a woman searches for her 18 year old daughter, she finds herself investigating her own past.

Thu 21 Dec

£3

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships. Twice winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo – 2016 & 2013 – the couple’s intimacy and strength of passion on stage have won them many fans and an enviable reputation as ‘Songwriters par excellence’- (froots), whose greatly varied original songs cover such subjects as wicked mermaids, Norwegian legends, and a lonely whale.

Building upward from their last two highly praised albums ‘‘Tomorrow Will Follow Today’ & Hidden People’’ fans of folk and acoustic music can only wonder where this leading couple will choose to turn next. With a story that includes over 20 years of music making with the likes of Seth Lakeman, Cara Dillon, Levellers, Kate Rusby and Show of Hands, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have consolidated themselves as pillars of modern British folk.

Artist website

Sat 17 Mar
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Ladies of the Blues

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Three of the best loved female European Blues artists come together in this stunning line up.

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Connie Lush, Erja Lyytinen, Kyla Brox

Connie Lush Connie Lush is regarded as one of the finest blues singers in the UK. Five-time winner of best UK vocalist, twice European Blues vocalist of the year, Connie has performed at some of Europe’s most prestigious festivals. She has also wowed audiences from Moscow to LA, and toured the UK with the late, great BB King, culminating in an unforgettable night at the Royal Albert Hall.

Erja Lyytinen Take one part blues traditionalist, blend it with a forward-thinking music academy graduate, serve with a side order of skill, and a garnish of Nordic beauty. What have you got? Singer/guitarist Erja Lyytinen, a.k.a. “the Finnish slide goddess” – The Blues Magazine.

Kyla Brox Kyla’s voice remains a stunning example of the soul singer’s art: turning up the heat by degrees, lulling and charming before unleashing emotional catharsis, and blurring the distinction between pleasure and pain like the soul greats of old. Kyla Brox is without doubt the most authentic UK blues and soul singer of her generation.

Sat 2 Dec

£22.50

Laugh Out Loud Apr 2018

Acts to be announced.

The Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club offers a raucous evening of entertainment and brings the best live stand-up to Southport! Comedians off the telly and from such shows as BBC2’s Mock The Week, Shooting Stars, Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Have I Got News For You, QI amongst others. In addition to TV regulars, there’ll be comics on the brink of stardom. Previously we’ve booked the likes of Jason Manford, John Bishop and Sarah Millican before they hit the big time.Your MC is Damion Larkin, renowned for being a spontaneous and lovable host. All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone twice as funny.

Come on…have a laugh with us!

“Fantastic venue, we went to the laugh out loud comedy gig last night. We were not at all disappointed, crying with laughter. We would recommend this night out to anyone” – Chris, audience member

Tickets: £15 / £17.50 doors / £40 season ticket plus booking fee. Booking fee is £1 per ticket online/phone. A 2% credit card fee is charged for counter sales. (Season tickets run from Jan – April / May – Aug / Sep – Dec)

Groups of 10+ get tickets for just £10 each. Available via the box office on 01704 533 333

All Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club nights start from* 8pm*, doors open 7.30pm (don’t forget to grab a drink at the bar!)

Sat 6 Jan
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 3 Feb
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 3 Mar
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 7 Apr
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club

Live material from famous faces from TV panel shows and other comedy roadshows.

Sat 2 Dec

£16.50

Sat 6 Jan

£16.50

Sat 3 Feb

£16.50

Sat 3 Mar

£16.50

Sat 7 Apr

£16.50

Laugh Out Loud Feb 2018

Acts to be announced.

The Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club offers a raucous evening of entertainment and brings the best live stand-up to Southport! Comedians off the telly and from such shows as BBC2’s Mock The Week, Shooting Stars, Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Have I Got News For You, QI amongst others. In addition to TV regulars, there’ll be comics on the brink of stardom. Previously we’ve booked the likes of Jason Manford, John Bishop and Sarah Millican before they hit the big time.Your MC is Damion Larkin, renowned for being a spontaneous and lovable host. All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone twice as funny.

Come on…have a laugh with us!

“Fantastic venue, we went to the laugh out loud comedy gig last night. We were not at all disappointed, crying with laughter. We would recommend this night out to anyone” – Chris, audience member

Tickets: £15 / £17.50 doors / £40 season ticket plus booking fee. Booking fee is £1 per ticket online/phone. A 2% credit card fee is charged for counter sales. (Season tickets run from Jan – April / May – Aug / Sep – Dec)

Groups of 10+ get tickets for just £10 each. Available via the box office on 01704 533 333

All Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club nights start from* 8pm*, doors open 7.30pm (don’t forget to grab a drink at the bar!)

Sat 6 Jan
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 3 Feb
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 3 Mar
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 7 Apr
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Laugh Out Loud Jan 2018

Acts to be announced.

The Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club offers a raucous evening of entertainment and brings the best live stand-up to Southport! Comedians off the telly and from such shows as BBC2’s Mock The Week, Shooting Stars, Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Have I Got News For You, QI amongst others. In addition to TV regulars, there’ll be comics on the brink of stardom. Previously we’ve booked the likes of Jason Manford, John Bishop and Sarah Millican before they hit the big time.Your MC is Damion Larkin, renowned for being a spontaneous and lovable host. All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone twice as funny.

Come on…have a laugh with us!

“Fantastic venue, we went to the laugh out loud comedy gig last night. We were not at all disappointed, crying with laughter. We would recommend this night out to anyone” – Chris, audience member

Tickets: £15 / £17.50 doors / £40 season ticket plus booking fee. Booking fee is £1 per ticket online/phone. A 2% credit card fee is charged for counter sales. (Season tickets run from Jan – April / May – Aug / Sep – Dec)

Groups of 10+ get tickets for just £10 each. Available via the box office on 01704 533 333

All Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club nights start from* 8pm*, doors open 7.30pm (don’t forget to grab a drink at the bar!)

Sat 6 Jan
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 3 Feb
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 3 Mar
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 7 Apr
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Laugh Out Loud Mar 2018

Acts to be announced.

The Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club offers a raucous evening of entertainment and brings the best live stand-up to Southport! Comedians off the telly and from such shows as BBC2’s Mock The Week, Shooting Stars, Channel 4’s 8 Out of 10 Cats, BBC1’s Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, Have I Got News For You, QI amongst others. In addition to TV regulars, there’ll be comics on the brink of stardom. Previously we’ve booked the likes of Jason Manford, John Bishop and Sarah Millican before they hit the big time.Your MC is Damion Larkin, renowned for being a spontaneous and lovable host. All line ups are subject to change, but don’t worry, we’ll only replace them with someone twice as funny.

Come on…have a laugh with us!

“Fantastic venue, we went to the laugh out loud comedy gig last night. We were not at all disappointed, crying with laughter. We would recommend this night out to anyone” – Chris, audience member

Tickets: £15 / £17.50 doors / £40 season ticket plus booking fee. Booking fee is £1 per ticket online/phone. A 2% credit card fee is charged for counter sales. (Season tickets run from Jan – April / May – Aug / Sep – Dec)

Groups of 10+ get tickets for just £10 each. Available via the box office on 01704 533 333

All Laugh Out Loud Comedy Club nights start from* 8pm*, doors open 7.30pm (don’t forget to grab a drink at the bar!)

Sat 6 Jan
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 3 Feb
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 3 Mar
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Sat 7 Apr
Studio

Prices to be confirmed

Laurence Clark- Independence

Everybody seems to want their independence right now – but be very careful what you wish for! Laurence spins his tales of adolescence, love and Harry Potter, discovering that he doesn’t have to be Superman and do everything. But life throws up the unexpected when you depend on others to fasten your jeans for you.

Star of BBC One’s We Won’t Drop the Baby.

Shortlist magazine’s ‘Funniest New Comedian’ and runner-up in the Amused Moose Edinburgh Laughter Awards.

“Wickedly funny” ★★★★★ *Herald *Makes Chris Morris look lightweight” ★★★★ Scotsman “Damn funny” ★★★★ Chortle

Sat 16 Dec
Studio

£8 (Children £6)

Lily and the Little Snow Bear

Lily and the Little Snow Bear

Heartwarming winters tale about young Lily who sneaks off into the snow and discovers a lost snow bear.

Sat 9 Dec

£5–£9

Located: Southport

An installation which explores the states of location and dislocation for individuals and communities.

Sat 31 Mar

£5 (Children £3)

Sun 1 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Mon 2 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Tue 3 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Wed 4 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Thu 5 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Fri 6 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Sat 7 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Sun 8 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Mon 9 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Tue 10 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Wed 11 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Thu 12 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Fri 13 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Sat 14 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Mon 16 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Tue 17 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Wed 18 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Thu 19 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Fri 20 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Sat 21 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Mon 23 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Tue 24 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Wed 25 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Thu 26 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Fri 27 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Sat 28 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Mon 30 Apr

£5 (Children £3)

Tue 1 May

£5 (Children £3)

Wed 2 May

£5 (Children £3)

Thu 3 May

£5 (Children £3)

Fri 4 May

£5 (Children £3)

Sat 5 May

£5 (Children £3)

Mon 7 May

£5 (Children £3)

Tue 8 May

£5 (Children £3)

Wed 9 May

£5 (Children £3)

Thu 10 May

£5 (Children £3)

Fri 11 May

£5 (Children £3)

Sat 12 May

£5 (Children £3)

Mon 14 May

£5 (Children £3)

Tue 15 May

£5 (Children £3)

Wed 16 May

£5 (Children £3)

Thu 17 May

£5 (Children £3)

Fri 18 May

£5 (Children £3)

Sat 19 May

£5 (Children £3)

Mon 21 May

£5 (Children £3)

Tue 22 May

£5 (Children £3)

Wed 23 May

£5 (Children £3)

Thu 24 May

£5 (Children £3)

Fri 25 May

£5 (Children £3)

Sat 26 May

£5 (Children £3)

Sun 27 May

£5 (Children £3)

Mon 28 May

£5 (Children £3)

Tue 29 May

£5 (Children £3)

Wed 30 May

£5 (Children £3)

Thu 31 May

£5 (Children £3)

Fri 1 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Sat 2 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Sun 3 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Mon 4 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Tue 5 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Wed 6 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Thu 7 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Fri 8 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Sat 9 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Mon 11 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Tue 12 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Wed 13 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Thu 14 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Fri 15 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Sat 16 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Mon 18 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Tue 19 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Wed 20 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Thu 21 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Fri 22 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Sat 23 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Mon 25 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Tue 26 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Wed 27 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Thu 28 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Fri 29 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Sat 30 Jun

£5 (Children £3)

Mon 2 Jul

£5 (Children £3)

Tue 3 Jul

£5 (Children £3)

Wed 4 Jul

£5 (Children £3)

Thu 5 Jul

£5 (Children £3)

Fri 6 Jul

£5 (Children £3)

Sat 7 Jul

£5 (Children £3)

Love & Friendship

Love & Friendship
  • 2016
  • Ireland/Netherlands/France/US
  • 1h 32min
  • U
  • Directed by: Whit Stillman
  • Cast: Kate Beckinsale, Chloë Sevigny, Xavier Samuel, Stephen Fry

Lady Susan Vernon (Beckinsale) is penniless, selfish and keen to marry off her nelfected daughter to the nearest wealthy dolt, but she's also smart, witty and beautiful. Stillman gives a wickedly droll adaptation of Jane Austen's short novel, choicely acted by the whole ensemble.

Thu 21 Dec

£3

Manchester by the Sea

Manchester By The Sea
  • 2016
  • US
  • 2h 15min
  • 15
  • Directed by: Kenneth Lonergan
  • Cast: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams, Lucas Hedges, Kyle Chandler, Gretchen Mol

Lee (Affleck) is a carefree small-town guy who, when his brother dies, is given the job of raising his nephew (Hedges). A masterful blend of high drama, quirky characterisations and incidental detail, with a soulful, heartbreaking turn by Affleck at its core.

Thu 21 Dec

£3

Mitch Benn - I'm Still Here

“Song after song of exquisitely crafted satire” The Scotsman

Congratulations! It’s 2018 and you’re still here! So is Mitch, (“the country’s leading musical satirist” Times) looking backwards, forwards and sideways trying to make the world a better place, one silly song at a time. Join him as he looks back over what for the lack of a better word he still refers to as his “career” and ponders where he – and indeed all of us – might be going next.

“A seriously talented laugh-maker, musician and satirist. Mitch Benn should be more widely known and appreciated. He’s Britain’s answer to Tom Lehrer” ***The Swindonian*

A stalwart of BBC Radio 4’s ‘Now Show’ for more than a decade, Mitch has also presented many radio specials. Following on from the success of ‘Mitch Benn Is The 37th Beatle’, a further three specials on music icons Bob Dylan, David Bowie and Elvis have been broadcast – ‘The Freewheelin’ Mitch Benn’, ‘Mitch Benn Is The Fat Pink Duke’ and ‘Mitch Benn Has Left The Building’. He also co-presented with Harry Shearer BBC Radio 2’s ‘Anatomy Of A Guitar’ and presented ‘Spank The Plank’ for BBC Radio 4. Most recently, in December 2016, he appeared on (and won) BBC1 television’s ‘Celebrity Mastermind’!

“Well crafted, well sung, his songs are just plain funny” The Guardian

Mitch is the author of two novels, ‘Terra’ and ‘Terra’s World’ both published by Gollancz and co-author with Jon Holmes of ‘The Twitter History Of The World’ the paperback edition of which was published by Prion Books.

“A wicked sense of humour and well-crafted jokes and stories.” ★★★★****One4Review

Fri 9 Mar
Studio

£13 (£11; Children £11)

Morgan & West’s Magic Show For Kids and Childish Grown-ups!

Time travelling magicians Morgan & West present a jaw dropping, heart stopping, brain busting, opinion adjusting, death defying, mind frying, spirit lifting, paradigm shifting, outlook changing, furniture rearranging magic extravaganza!

Morgan & West have fooled Penn & Teller (Fool Us ITV 1), competed to be the Next Great Magician (ITV 1), and even attempted to escape The Slammer *(CBBC*).

Witness a mountain of mysterious magic, a hatful of hyper-reality, and of course a truck full of tricks and tea. Mixing brain boggling illusion and good old fashioned tom-foolery, Morgan & West present a show for all the family, where magic and silliness abound! Fun for ages five to 105!

Winners: Best Family Show Buxton Fringe 2013

“Hilarious and good for all ages” – Primary Times

★★★★ “hugely talented” – Daily Mirror

★★★★ “superbly craftedThe Stage

Ages 5+

60 mins

Fri 8 Dec

£15 (£10)

Nine Below Zero

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“Live at the Marquee” Tour 2017

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One of the UK’s finest Rhythm & Blues Bands, Nine Below Zero, formed in 1979 and named themselves after the famous Sonny Boy Williamson song. In 1980 they signed to A&M Records and released the seminal “Live at the Marquee” album. By the end of that year they had moved from selling out the Marquee to selling out the Hammersmith Odeon.

In 1981 their first studio album “Don’t point your finger” was released and the band play alongside The Kinks & The Who. They also make appearances on the Old Grey Whistle Test and the South Bank show. In 1982 they appeared on “The Young Ones” with the track “Eleven + Eleven” before releasing arguably their finest album “Third Degree” which features such tracks as “Wipe away your Kiss” & “You can’t say yes and you can’t say no“. The album’s iconic image was taken by none other than David Bailey.

In 1983 Dennis Greaves left to form The Truth and it is not until 1990 when Nine Below Zero got back together for a sell out 10th Anniversary Concert at the Town & Country Club. Since then the band have played alongside Chuck Berry, Brian May, Eric Clapton, Ray Davies, Bruce Willis, Jools Holland & Glenn Tilbrook.

Fri 27 Apr
Studio

£16.50

Paul Chowdhry: Live Innit

Paul Chowdhry: PC's World

The Lafta funniest stand-up award winner of 2013 tackles more observational stuff in his latest show.

Wed 20 Dec

£22.40

Peter Knights Gigspanner

Since his departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span at the end of 2013, fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process has established their reputation as one of the most innovative acts on the folk/roots scene, garnering along the way a reputation for dismantling traditional music and song and reassembling it in an entirely original, imaginative and beautiful way.

Unhindered by the limits of technical ability, they take self-penned along with music rooted in the British Isles and with the flick of a bow, a finely chosen chord or slip of a beat, produce richly atmospheric arrangements layered in a wealth of subliminal musical influences “with notes seemingly plucked from the stars and rhythms from the equator”

What makes Gigspanner unique is the variety of musical colours on their palette. What makes them brilliant is how they blend them without ever muddying the landscape.

The advent of Gigspanner has introduced a whole new audience to the extraordinary musicianship of Peter Knight who has without question been a huge inspiration on the folk-roots scene since the folk revival of the 1960’s.

Classically trained at The Royal Academy of Music in London, Peter discovered Irish music via the flourishing folk scene in 1960’s London and was immediately hooked.

Immersing himself totally in the challenge of learning to play traditional music, he was spotted by Ashley Hutchings and Martin Carthy, and invited to join the fledgling Steeleye Span. They went on to become one of the most successful Folk-Rock band in Britain, securing a string of Gold Albums and top ten hits, and remains influential after more than 40 years.

Peter is joined by Roger Flack on guitar and Sacha Trochet on percussion, both powerful and intelligent musicians in their own right.

“Many people said that this was one of the best gigs they’d ever been to. I’d agree with that. If you get a quarter of a chance to see them, go” -Mike Harding

“Peter Knight Can Spin the World on His Bow”Sir Terry Pratchett

Peter Knight “Instrumentalist of the Year”(Fatea Magazine 2016)

Peter Knight “Musician of the Year”***(Folking.com 2016)*

Peter was invited by BBC Radio 3 to perform at the ‘Shakespeare and Music’ 400th Anniversary Celebrations in Stratford-upon-Avon as part of ‘World on 3’, hosted by Verity Sharp

http://www.gigspanner.com/

Thu 8 Nov
Studio

£15

Phil Wang: Kinabalu

Phil Wang: Kinabalu

Phil Wang, son of the British Empire, muses on the realities of being a British East Asian in his laid back style.

Sat 16 Dec
Studio

£8 (Children £6)

The Polar Express

Polar Express
  • 2004
  • Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
  • Cast: Tom Hanks

A boy travels on a magical train bound for the North Pole and Santa Claus.

Thu 21 Dec

£3

Positive Changes

An exhibition of work from local young people who have worked with a photographer to create piece based on their identity, interests and lives.

Sat 31 Mar

£5 (Children £3)

Sun 1 Apr

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Mon 2 Apr

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Ruby Wax: Frazzled

Ruby Wax: Frazzled

Ruby Wax discusses her new book, Frazzled, which is a guide to mindfulness.

Fri 8 Dec

£15 (£10)

The Salesman

The Salesman (Forushande)
  • 2016
  • Iran
  • 2h 5min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Asghar Farhadi
  • Cast: Taraneh Alidoosti, Shahab Hosseini, Babak Karimi

Rana (Alidoosti) and Emad (Hosseini) are forced to abandon their home, but when they stay in another flat, pressure grows on their relationship. Farhadi weaves themes of professional failure and paranoia into a compelling drama about lives at the mercy of malicious forces.

Thu 21 Dec

£3

Sam Kelly & the Lost Boys

He has recorded and produced over 10 acclaimed records, had multiple live sessions and airplay on BBC Radio 2 and 3, and his music regularly featured on Sky Arts and Sky Sports, but 24-year-old Cornwall-based folk singer, producer and multi-instrumentalist Sam Kelly has only been performing live for 4 years!

He spent his childhood listening to his Irish grandfather tell folk tales, sing songs, and play tunes on his melodeon. This awe and passion for Celtic music, coupled with a love for the heavy riffs of classic rock and blues, and a voice described by Mike Harding as ‘one of my favourite voices ever’ has led Sam on to produce some of the most exciting music on the British folk scene in recent years.

With folk luminaries such as Kate Rusby, Seth Lakeman, and Cara Dillon waxing lyrical about Sam’s live set, it seemed fitting when he was awarded the prestigious Horizon Award for emerging artists at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 at London’s Royal Albert Hall.

Joining Sam in the full band line up for 2017 are Ciaran Algar (fiddle, tenor guitar, bouzouki), Jamie Francis (banjo), Toby Shaer (flutes, pipes, whistles, fiddle, cittern), Graham Coe (cello), Archie Moss (melodeon) and Evan Carson (percussion). Together, they are Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys.

The band is working on a brand new album for 2018 with two concert tours and a festival season to promote. With an intoxicating mix of youthful exuberance and instrumental virtuosity, Sam Kelly & The Lost Boys breathe new life into traditional music, letting it rub shoulders with contemporary originals and even the occasional surprise rock cover. Chosen by Cambridge Folk Festival as the pick of the 2016 event, they have quickly become one of the most in-demand bands on the UK festival scene.

Expect to hear haunting harmonies, soaring tunes and melodies, charming anecdotes and instrumental performances of the highest calibre, all led by Sam’s unmistakable vocals. This is not a show to be missed.

“Sam Kelly … I just love. What a beautiful singer. He has that really rare male voice, that soft-edged tone, you know those beautiful tenor voices of the 30’s and 40’s…it really draws you in. Sam’s absolutely great, he’s going to go places.” Kate Rusby (on the ‘next big thing’ in fRoots magazine)

“Really fabulous stuff” Mark Radcliffe

“A captivating performer, Sam Kelly has one of the best young male voices in British acoustic roots music. Seriously…Check him out!” Sean Lakeman

“The Lost Boys is an outstanding debut album.” Bright Young Folk

“This is the album that the folk world has been awaiting… The Lost Boys is going to be huge.” Folking.com

Sat 2 Dec

£22.50

Sarah & Duck’s Big Top Birthday

Show times: 1pm &3pm

The enchanting world of* Sarah and Duck* is brought to life in a brand-new stage show, featuring the wonderful characters from the BAFTA award-winning* CBeebies* show. Join Sarah and Duck and a host of your favourite friends, including The Ribbon Sisters, The Shallots, Flamingo & John and Umbrella, as they plan a birthday party for Scarf Lady in their garden.

Told through a fantastic blend of puppetry, storytelling and music, Sarah and Duck’s Big Top Birthday will take you and your children on a magical adventure.

Ages 3+

“A hugely enjoyable and utterly charming show”- Theatre News

“Guaranteed to take you and your children on a magical adventure”- OK Magazine

“A fantastically inventive way to enjoy such a hugely popular animation. Go and see it”- Families Magazine

Fri 1 Jun

Prices to be confirmed

Simon Evans: Genius

Ever since he was a small boy, all Evans really wanted was to be recognised by the world as a man of genius. He has, until now, remained thwarted.

The world seems increasingly indifferent to true genius of any kind, let alone Evans’. Endlessly distracted by the trivial, we allow the classical tools of grammar, logic and rhetoric to lie unregarded in the shed of consciousness, rusting to a picturesque hue that would actually look really great on Instagram. But which filter? Hmmm…

‘Super-sharp wit’ (Time Out).

‘Please clap’ (Jeb Bush).

‘A masterclass in socio-political comedy…The Show is called Genius. It comes very close’ ★★★★★ The Scotsman

Ages 14+

Sat 16 Dec
Studio

£8 (Children £6)

The Tannahill Weavers

The Tannahill Weavers are one of Scotland ‘s premier traditional bands. Their diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can’t get better…yet continue to do just that.

The Tannahills have turned their acoustic excitement loose on audiences with an electrifying effect. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable. As the Winnipeg Free Press noted, “The Tannahill Weavers – properly harnessed – could probably power and entire city for a year on the strength of last night’s concert alone. The music may be old-time Celtic, but the drive and enthusiasm are akin to straight ahead rock and roll.”

Born of a session in Paisley , Scotland and named for the town’s historic weaving industry and local poet laureate Robert Tannahill, the group has made an international name for its special brand of Scottish music, blending the beauty of traditional melodies with the power of modern rhythms. Over the years the Tannies have been trailblazers for scottish music, and their tight harmonies and powerful, inventive arrangements have won them fans from beyond the folk and Celtic music scenes. Inducted into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame in 2011, they are firmly established as one of the premier groups on the concert stage. From reflective ballads to footstomping reels and jigs, the variety and range of the material they perform is matched only by their enthusiasm and lively Celtic spirits.

“An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new.” ***New York Times* ★★

” Scotland ‘s Tannahill Weavers play acoustic instruments, but the atmosphere at their shows is electric. The quintet is as tight and as versatile as any band in the Celtic music revival. They can summon rock ‘n’ roll intensity or haunting introspection.” ***The Boston Globe, Boston MA* ★★

“…as close to perfect as it gets in an imperfect world.” ***Sing Out!* ★★

The Tannahill Weavers

Thu 1 Feb
Studio

£14 (£12; Children £12)

Things to Come

Things to Come
  • 2016
  • France/Germany
  • 1h 42min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Mia Hansen-Løve
  • Cast: Isabelle Huppert, André Marcon, Roman Kolinka, Edith Scob

Nathalie (Huppert) is a philosophy teacher whose finds herself having to soldier on as she loses her job, her mother (Scob, wonderful) and her husband over a short period of time. A poignant, wonderfully funny and elegantly crafted meditation on ageing; Huppert is simply incredible.

Thu 21 Dec

£3

Tom Thumb

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Kidsfest 2018!

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A new time of year but still the same amount of family fun! Kidsfest is now taking place in Feb half term – so get ready for a jam-packed week of adventures.

One night tiny Tom overhears Mum and Dad talking – there’s nothing left to eat so they are going to leave him and his six brothers in the forest!

Outwitting his parents and the ogre Tom shows everybody that even though he is small he is still mighty as he protects his brothers, finds the treasure and makes sure they’ll never be hungry again.

Performed entirely on and under a kitchen table this wee wonder of a show is full of Lyngo magic with feathery spinning birds, a flying house and a portable forest. CBeebies Patrick Lynch, who has been performing it for more than a decade, brings this classic story to life in a playful and fascinating show.

Ages 3+

Lyngo Theatre website

Fri 16 Feb
Studio

£8 (Children £6)

Tour and Talk - Located: Southport

A guided tour with the artists Elise&Mary, who have created the exhibition Located: Southport, with a Question & Answer session.

What is it all about: Last Station, located & dislocated is inspired by the ‘Guiding Lights’ and navigation systems of Trinity House and the importance of marine history and waterways in the UK’s heritage and identity. The central idea behind the work is to think about how we form connection to ‘place’ and sense of identity – physically, culturally, emotionally and spiritually. The installation uses the concept of floating navigational aids moored on shifting sandbanks – Light Vessels and Buoys – as a metaphor to explore the states of location and dislocation for individuals and communities. You are invited to explore this installation of rooms within rooms of sculpture, lights, video and soundscapes, to make you own connections and disconnections. The work has been developed by artists Elise & Mary over 5 years and is funded by the Arts Council of England.

Follow us on – twitter: @__located

Facebook: Last Station. located&dislocate

instagram: last_station121

website: www.eliseandmary.co.uk

Sat 31 Mar

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The Unknown Soldier

Jack stayed on when the guns fell silent, to search the battlefields for the boys that could not go home – for the dead and the missing, for both enemy and friend. Amongst the rusty wire and unexploded bombs Jack is looking for something – looking for someone. He has a promise to keep and a debt to repay, and now there is this strange request from the generals.

The Unknown Soldier is moving, often humorous, but above all thought provoking. It looks at the First World War from a new perspective, through the eyes of a man who has survived the carnage but who finds it hard to return home. A story of comradeship, betrayal and of promises both broken and kept following the carnage of World War One. Official EdFringe 2016 sell out show by award nominated writer of Casualties.

Reviews:

FringeGuru ‘If you don’t ever want to see another WW1 play, then you want to see this. Superb!’

Edinburgh Festivals Magazine ‘An unmissable and thought-provoking play that has so much relevance in today’s society’

ThreeWeeks ‘Powered by a magnificent solo performance from Ross Ericson’

TVBomb ‘An exemplary piece of solo theatre. It can certainly hold its head up among the best of war stories’

The Scotsman ‘It’s not about glory or futility, it’s about the loyalty forged between friends’

The Stage ‘Strong writing, an original approach and a sensitive performance bring fresh power to a reminder of the horrors of war.’

British Theatre Guide ‘Filled with far more nuance and originality than most Great War plays’

Written and Performed by Ross Ericson

Directed by Michelle Yim

Suitable for ages 12+

Sat 22 Sep
Studio

£12.50 (£10.50)

Viking: Rediscover the Legend

We are delighted to be the only North West venue to be hosting the Viking: Rediscover the Legend exhibition in 2018. The most significant Viking treasure hoards ever discovered in Britain will be on display together for the first time in Southport this April!

Star objects from the British Museum will feature alongside the Yorkshire Museum’s world-class collections and will be interpreted in new ways to give a fresh perspective on how Vikings shaped every aspect of their lives in Britain. Also included will be one of the most famous Viking collections in the UK, including the Vale of York Viking Hoard, Cuerdale Hoard and the Bedale Hoard.

The exhibition features groundbreaking research by archaeologists and exciting new discoveries by metal-detectors that will challenge your perceptions on what it would have been like to live as a Viking.

Opening at Yorkshire Museum and then touring to the University of Nottingham, The Atkinson in Southport, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Norwich Castle Museum, from May 2017 until September 2019.

Image credit: York Helmet © Anthony Chappel-Ross

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Preview some items that will be on display

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 Gilling Sword with curator of archaeology-Museums Trust. The Anglian Gilling Sword © Anthony Chappel-Ross Anglo-Saxon Ormside Bowl © Anthony Chappel-Ross 
 Ormside Bowl – Image © Anthony Chappel-Ross Seal of Snarrus – Image © AnthonyChappel-Ross Viking Broach 
 Viking Gold Arm Ring – Image © Anthony Chappel-Ross York Helmet – Image © Anthony Chapel Ross The Bedale Hoard – Image © Kippa Matthews

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Ticket Information

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FREE: The Atkinson Development Trust Supporter

Adult: £5

Child (ages 3 – 16): £3

Family (4 people, minimum 1 adult): £12

Children (under 3): Free, no ticket required

The Atkinson Development Trust Supporter: Free, no ticket required, just show your membership card

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Season Tickets

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Visit as many times as you like, just keep your ticket to gain access any day!

Adult: £10

Child (ages 3 – 16): £6

Family (4 people, minimum 1 adult): £24

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Opening Times

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Monday – Saturday, 10am – 4pm Sunday 1 April, 8 April, 27 May & 3 June, 11am – 4pm ( Last entry 3pm)

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With special thanks to

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Who, Me.

Doctor Who is about to face his greatest challenge: his number one fan. Rob Lloyd (BBC America’s Doctor Who: Earth Conquest) is putting the Doctor on trial.

This is not just a show for Doctor Who fans, WHO, ME. is a show about obsession and it’s many faces.

After sell-out seasons across Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada and Edinburgh, Rob will return to Edinburgh to ask the BIG questions again.

Investigating whether Doctor Who (the television show) is guilty of inciting in him a debilitating obsession, or whether it has shaped him into a well-rounded, mentally-sound member of society.

WHO, ME. is a hilarious romp across the Doctor’s 54 years, 13 faces and countless adventures.

‘A great show’ – ***Terrance* Dicks (Script Editor of ***Doctor Who* 1969 to 1974)**

Who.Me 2017 Edinburgh Review

Sat 30 Jun
Studio

£15

The Wilcox Curse 1920s

Poor Lady Wilcox is convinced that an old family curse is coming to claim her.

She enlists the help of Dr Robert Black-spiritualist, for help.

Along with the mysterious Magenta Mayfair and Scientist Professor Holt

What could go wrong?…

Join us for a Halloween murder of magic and mystery

Fri 8 Dec

£15 (£10)

Wind in the Willows

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Performances 3pm & 6pm

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Join us on an exciting adventure along the riverbank with a brand new staging of Kenneth Grahame’s family classic ‘The Wind In The Willows.’ !

Meet all your favourite characters including loyal Mole, faithful Ratty and wise old Badger as they do their best to keep the mischievous Mr Toad out of trouble. Will they be able to stop the Wicked Weasel from taking over Toad Hall?!

This exciting and playful take on the tale features a professional cast of energetic performers, catchy new songs and lots of humour that will entertain and delight the whole family!

The images are from a previous production of the show – new actors will feature.

*Please note: There are no refunds or exchanges on tickets.

Fri 8 Dec

£15 (£10)

Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travelin’

Will Kaufman – singer, multi-instrumentalist and Professor of American Literature and Culture at the University of Central Lancashire – is recognised as the world’s leading authority on Woody Guthrie. He is the author of the first political biography of the legendary American balladeer, Woody Guthrie, American Radical (Illinois Univ. Press), and has two more books forthcoming: Woody Guthrie’s Modern World Blues (Illinois) and Woody Guthrie: Down, Up or Anywhere (Reaktion). Most recently, it was Will who unearthed Guthrie’s previously unpublished lyrics condemning his Brooklyn landlord, Fred Trump – father of Donald – for his racist rental policies.

Will has performed his ‘live documentaries’ on Guthrie on both sides of the Atlantic, at such major events as the Glastonbury Festival, the Bath International Music Festival, the Whitby Folk Festival, the Big Session, the Beverley Folk Festival, Bearded Theory and the Piacenza Literature and Blues Festival in Italy. He has also performed at countless European and American universities, trades clubs, folk clubs and union halls as well as on Democracy Now!and National Public Radio.

***Woody Guthrie: Hard Times and Hard Travelin’*** sets Guthrie’s songs in the context of the American 1930s – the Dust Bowl, the Depression, the New Deal and the state of popular music itself. Such hard-hitting songs as “Vigilante Man”, “Pretty Boy Floyd” and “I Ain’t Got No Home” are brought into conversation with other relevant songs – from Joe Hill’s “The Preacher and the Slave” to “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?”. Altogether the show highlights the blending of music and radical politics that marks Guthrie’s most powerful work.

Will Kaufman website

Fri 23 Feb
Studio

£10

The Young Offenders

The Young Offenders
  • 2016
  • Ireland
  • 15
  • Directed by: Peter Foott
  • Written by: Peter Foott
  • Cast: Alex Murphy, Chris Walley, Hilary Rose, Ciaran Bermingham

Teenage layabouts Conor (Murphy) and Jock (Walley) search for seven million euro's worth of stolen cocaine, in the hope of making their fortune. Charming and genuinely funny Irish comedy, playing on the emotional vulnerability of kids from broken homes, with plenty of knockabout comedy and superb work from newcomers Murphy and Walley.

Thu 21 Dec

£3

Founded by William Atkinson in the late 1800s. the Atkinson has been open in its current format, since May 2013. The venue comprises a theatre, studio, cafe, shop, exhibition spaces, library and a museum.

The Atkinson is dedicated to providing a good-quality programme of events ranging from permanent and temporary displays, to community events, and aim to work closely with their audience to continue to bring what they want to see.

Southport train station is three minutes away and there are three accessible park and ride services as well as a number of on and off-road car parking facilities.

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